Laboratory Technician I

City of Salem
February 16, 2021
Keizer, OR
Job Type


Salary: $24.50 - $29.80 Hourly
Job Type: Regular (Full-Time)
Job Number: 21-0547-01
Location: Keizer, OR
Department: Public Works Department

Job Summary
The City of Salem is looking for a Laboratory Technician I for the environmental lab located at the Willow Lake Pollution Control Facility.

Work involves the testing and analyzing of treatment plant wastewater, industrial pretreatment wastewater, wastewater treatment sludge, watershed, biosolids, stormwater, cyanotoxins and potable water samples. This position performs various analytical test techniques and use of equipment to record test results for an accredited municipal environmental laboratory by the Oregon Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program, ORELAP. The successful candidate must have demonstrated laboratory experience using various testing methods and equipment, knowledgeable of environmental regulations and standards, and possess strong communication skills.

The Willow Lake Treatment Laboratory operates a first shift (0700 - 1630) 365 days a year. The laboratory reports approximately 50,000 results annually. The Laboratory Technician I position will be responsible for working both weekend days (either Wednesday - Sunday or a Saturday - Wednesday schedule).

The Public Works Department values employees and their professional development. If you are someone that takes pride in collaborating on innovative ideas, proactively responding to community needs, and being a good environmental and financial steward, we look forward to meeting you! The Public Works Department promotes a healthy work life balance, while maintaining the utmost dedication to the health, safety and welfare of our community, including our team!

What are the minimum qualifications?

  • Must pass the pre-employment background check.
  • Must have an Oregon Driver's license and have a driving record that meets the City of Salem's driving standards.
  • Associate degree in chemistry, biology, microbiology, laboratory science or related subject, and two years of experience in a laboratory, collecting samples, analyzing data, interpreting results, or any combination of experience and training that demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and abilities as listed, and ability to perform the essential job functions.

Where can I find out more about the position?

Go to the menu option for Class Specifications and search for Laboratory Tech or view by clicking here .

How can I apply?

The City of Salem invites individuals of all diverse communities and backgrounds to apply for our available job opportunities as we strive to provide the best service to everyone. The City of Salem is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all and has a culture that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe that by welcoming differences, encouraging new ideas and views, listening to and learning from each other, we are better able to serve the community.

To apply, click on the green "Apply" button to complete your application. Make sure that you specify how you meet the qualifications outlined in the class specification and complete the application.

Applicants that meet the minimum qualifications as outlined above but not selected for this position may be placed on an eligibility list, and candidates may be hired from the list. Eligibility lists are valid for six months. The City will send email notifications to eligible candidates about potential hiring opportunities so please ensure your email settings accept our system generated email notifications.
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